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Aristocratic Whiteness, Body Trauma and the Market Logic of Melancholia in Black Swan

Kendra Marston

in Postfeminist Whiteness: Problematising Melancholic Burden in Contemporary Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474430296
eISBN:
9781474453608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430296.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The fifth chapter explores Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan as an example of a film in which Hollywood’s historical treatment of classical ballet is referenced to provide a self-reflexive and critical ... More


Tchaikovsky

Roland John Wiley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368925
eISBN:
9780199852468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368925.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

A giant in the pantheon of nineteenth-century composers, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky continues to enthrall audiences today. From The Nutcracker—arguably the most popular ballet currently on the ... More


Swan Lake

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya reflects on her experience as a dancer for Swan Lake, a ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This ballet played a major role in her life. She danced it more than 800 ... More


Chasing Feathers: Jérôme Bel, , and the Alternative Futures of Re-enacted Dance

Julian B. Carter

in Queer Dance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199377329
eISBN:
9780199377350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377329.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter puts Jerome Bel’s 2004 dance Veronique Doisneau in conversation with recent critical work on re-enactment to explore the complex temporal politics that emerge when postmodern dance draws ... More


While the Company Was in London

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0026
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya recounts the time she was left behind in Moscow while the Bolshoi Theater's “first team” successfully opened the London season. Maya pleaded her case to Nikita ... More


Persecution

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0024
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya focuses on her experience as a performer under the regime of Nikita Khrushchev, who invited heads of foreign governments at the Bolshoi Theater to watch ballet. In ... More


Big Music, Big Dance

Nadine Meisner

in Marius Petipa: The Emperor's Ballet Master

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190659295
eISBN:
9780190659325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190659295.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter deals with the Tchaikovsky and Glazunov collaborations and the late-flowering of Petipa’s genius, facilitated by Ivan Vsevolozhsky. At the age of seventy-two, Petipa created his greatest ... More


Paris Meetings

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0034
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya talks about her tour to Paris in October 1961 when she was invited by the Paris Opera with partner Nikolai Fadeyechev to dance three productions of Swan Lake under ... More


Who'll Get Whom!

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0019
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya reflects on the difficult times she had under Alexander Vasilyevich Solodovnikov, who replaced Fedor Pimenovich Bondarenko as director of the Bolshoi Theater in May ... More


Seventy-three Days

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0032
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya recounts her April 1959 tour to America with her ballet family. The entire tour lasted seventy-three days and took Maya's group to the major U.S. cities. On this ... More


Work with Yakobson

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0035
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya reflects on her work with Leonid Veniaminovich Yakobson, one of Russia's great choreographers. Maya worked more often and for a longer time with Yakobson than with ... More


November 20

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0038
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya recounts her friendship with Robert Kennedy, then Attorney General of the United States, whom she met during her second American tour in 1962. On November 12, the ... More


Marius Petipa: The Emperor's Ballet Master

Nadine Meisner

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190659295
eISBN:
9780190659325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190659295.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Born two hundred years ago in Marseilles, Marius Petipa spent more than sixty years in Imperial Russia as a ballet master, serving directly under the eye of the Emperor. He became the greatest ... More


Chimkent

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya talks about Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, politics in Russia, the Great Terror under Joseph Stalin, her mother's incarceration in Butyrki Prison near Moscow, and ... More


Life on Kutuzovsky Prospect

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0030
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya focuses on her married life with Rodion Shchedrin, with whom she shared an apartment on Kutuzovsky Prospect in Moscow. She also talks about her maid, Ekaterina ... More


Seeing the West

Joel Lobenthal

in Alla Osipenko: Beauty and Subversion in Soviet Ballet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190253707
eISBN:
9780190253745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253707.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

In 1956 Krushchev made his epochal denunciation of Stalin, and the Krushchev “thaw” officially began. Later that year Osipenko became the first of her generation of Kirov stars to win acclaim in the ... More


Marc Chagall Draws Me

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0037
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya recalls her meeting with the Russian-born French artist Marc Chagall in 1965. It was Nadia Léger, formerly Nadezhda Khodasevich, who took Maya to the Chagall place, ... More


Nureyev Defects

Joel Lobenthal

in Alla Osipenko: Beauty and Subversion in Soviet Ballet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190253707
eISBN:
9780190253745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253707.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Dance

Osipenko was prominent when the Kirov Ballet made its debut in Paris in 1961, but her behavior made Soviet authorities skittish, particularly her affair with French ballet star Atillio Labis. Young ... More


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